I really like the taste of black coffee, and just get some brewing in French press in the morning if I'm having coffee and then keep that around and microwave it if I want some more after its got cold later in the day
>>10826660 Iced coffee is also a great option if you've got leftover coffee from the morning. Fill a glass 2/3 full of ice, pour coffee in, and maybe some milk/sweetener if that's what you like. I always drink all my coffee black, but I find once you ice it it gets much stronger, so I like mine with a bit of milk.
Currently using a French Press and have a Nespresso machine for when I want a flat white because espresso machines and expensive. Thinking of getting a pourover system, any big differences between V60 and Kalita Wave? I know the Chemex has a bit of an immersion thing going on but dont really know how that affects the coffee.
Italy reporting. There's only one way to drink it: espresso with brown sugar and after finish it eating dark chocolate (70% to 90%). At home you HAVE TO use an automatic espresso machine (photo on the right), otherwise find an italian bar. If you go to starcucks or drink watered coffee, you are drinking shit and so you are shit, no fucking excuse for being a gigantic faggot
>>10828525 8gr of brown sugar, that is the SAME as white sugar (nothing more nothing less) and a small piece of dark chocolate (that is also VERY good to your heart, brain and teeth) will not harm your probably anorexic body, if you think that 50-100Kcal will make you obese...well i've some bad news for you...
>>10828675 Do you think it's bad? Explain why grinding coffee beans on the moment of making coffee it's worse tha a pre-grinded mix of whatthefuckcouldyouknow coffee. Beans don't waste the aroma and oxydate slower than anything else. Amerifags are so fucking stupid...
>>10828653 The aeropress is fantastic. Thing is: you have full control over the brewing process, but on the downside you have to consider everything in order to make the coffee you want: Water temperature, coffee/water ratio, grind, extraction time. You have to experiment a bit to get what you want, and you need to adjust for each new coffee you try. I recommend in investing in a good manual grinder, so you can use freshly ground coffee (about half of the volatile flavors disappear during the first 30 min after grinding). And befriend your local roaster. Shit will never be cashier.
>>10828690 Super-auto espresso machines are bad. They could be good, if all of the internals were done properly, but they aren't.
First, the internal grinders are absolute garbage. They produce a really terrible particle distribution. They don't allow much control over burr gap typically. They do not allow much control over the weight of the coffee they grind each time. Any one of these will make making a good espresso nearly impossible. Combined they guarantee it.
Next up is the pressurized hot water delivery bit, which they also suck at. Generally they do not get the water hot enough. They also do not provide a stable temperature - they are not going to waste money on a PID system for a super-auto, as they appeal to different markets. They do not allow you to adjust distribution in the filter basket, or to change the filter basket. This means the extraction is always going to be more uneven than if you were using a machine compatible with VST (or other precision filter baskets) baskets and manual distribution. Often they also have "crema enhancers" which either use an additive or just aerate the espresso as it comes out. They also do not allow fine adjustment of beverage volume, which means that you are going to have a shit time dialing in the brew ratio to give you any kind of reasonable extraction yield.
And if those two things weren't enough, the machines are also incredibly expensive for what you get, and astonishingly poorly made. I've seen some 5000 dollar super autos that have plastic parts that would break if you insulted someone nearby.
So there really is no good argument for a super-auto. Yet. They could theoretically work really well, and I think that the high-end specialty market will gravitate toward them in the next 10 years or so. But all of the ones made now are garbage.
Also, coffee ground for espresso will degrade more quickly than whole bean, but will not lose quality within a half hour window or so.
>>10828184 >any big differences between V60 and Kalita Wave Main differences: V60 has a big ass hole at the bottom, which means that grind size and pour-rate will affect the brew time more significantly. Also means you can do faster brews (around 2:30). Wave has 3 small holes at the bottom which regulate the flow rate, leading to longer brews and more forgiveness on pour rate and grind size as far as brew time is concerned. V60 has cheaper filters that are easier to get. V60s are cheaper. Kalita waves have ridged walls, which can make rinsing down high-and-drys off the sides tricky.
I prefer the V60, but both are great.
>I know the Chemex has a bit of an immersion thing The thick filters make the brew time much longer, typically. All pour-over brewers involve immersion, as for most of the brew time the coffee is fully submerged in water. The main benefits of a Chemex are: Cleaner, more transparent brews at the loss of some body due to the thick paper filters. Looks nice. Can make lots of coffee in one go.
I use mine only when I am making coffee for multiple people.
Coffee is an fa hobby but only if you do it right. Here are my tips for coffee casuals:
1. Buy locally roasted beans. Don't buy beans from the grocery store or Starbucks. If you have no local roasters, check out what your local mom and pop coffee shops are selling it order from the internet. 2. Buy whole beans. Don't buy ground coffee and don't have the place of purchase grind your whole beans when you buy them. 3. Grind your beans fresh before brewing. Use a burr grinder. Or use a blade grinder if you are not awesome. 4. Do not use drip coffee machines. Use pretty much anything else. V60 is cheap and accessible. Aeropress is great and quick. Chemex is pricier but also great. There are many brewing methods so have fun experimenting. 5. Do not add cream and sugar to your coffee . If you are brewing good beans right it should taste good. Drinking things with loads of fat and sugar is also just gross. 6. Enjoy your fa hobby and have fun tasting no roasts and trying new brewing methods!
I know it's not very cool compared to what you guys drink or make coffee with, but it's really convenient. I never used to like coffee, but now I do. Eventually I'll buy an Aeropress or a French Press, but I'm really glad I bought this guy to start with.
>>10831366 I dont own either but Aeropress seems easier to get the hang of as you dont need to worry about pours.
Apparently you can make a psuedo espresso by making a puck of coffee in the bottom, putting a filter on top, and then pressing the water through. Looks interesting but have no idea how it turns out, might be similar to a Moka Pot 'espresso'
>>10831335 You put the ground coffee into the french press, submerge it with water, and press down the plunger to stop the extraction. It Tends to produce a stronger coffee with more body than drips or the aeropress. Because of the long extraction times the coffee is usually ground coarser.
>>10831346 yup > starbucks coffee My sister once gifted my some starbucks beans. They were literally small coal briquettes. Never again
>>10831921 Actually no, the pourover has a fixed extraction time that depends on the grind. With the aeropress you can decide on the extraction time, thus it has one more degree of freedom to think about.
Nobody mentioned the Karlsbader Kanne jet. It is a dripping device made only of ceramic parts. It makes a very smooth, aromatic coffee. Takes some time though and requires a very coarse grind.
I like my coffee weak (in terms of coffein) but flavorful, so I use slightly coarser grind and immerse the ground for about 2 to 2:30 minutes. I use 80°C water which is key. This is less than usually recommended but I found it to be the most influential parameter in terms of balancing flavors and bitterness. I use the inverted method. This way I get the most out of the fruity flavors in the coffee, if I want more chocolate-like coffee I use the moka pot.
>>10832054 Got one for christmast from my mom I was kinda disappointed cause my she got my brother immersion blender and I really need good one badly as well but fuck if I haven't grown to like the moka pot
also, just start working as a barista at a good place and get to know some stuff. also, being fa doesn't require you to be knowledgeable. you just need to look fa and very content as you drink the coffee.
>>10832512 Chemex will allow you to have more control over: >Temperature >Agitation - especially important when wetting all the grounds at the start to have an even extraction. >Pouring speed and delivery locations
Chemex will also provide you with these benefits: >Easier to keep clean, as there aren't any hidden parts or boilers or anything like that >Thick paper filter gives you a really clean body, and good flavor separation >possibly a better brew bed geometry
With all that said, if you spend the money on a proper auto-drip machine, the coffee quality will be pretty well identical although you may have some subjective preference (you may enjoy a thinner/thicker filter or whatever). Good auto-drip machines will be much more expensive than a chemex. Check out the Moka Master, or the Bonavita 1800
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